Surrare - Mission Songs Project

  • katma 10 Kas 2020
  • About this Episode
    Surrare - A song from the Torres Strait Islands, Surrare is a song about hunting a seabird that is sung in Ailan Kriol language or Yumplatok. The Western Island language name for seagulls is both ‘Surrare’ and ‘Saora Leh’ depending on the Kala Lagaw Ya dialect. The song was made popular by Joe Geia on his first solo album titled Yil Lull.

    About Mission Songs Project
    Jessie Lloyd started the Mission Songs Project to revive songs from Australian Aboriginal missions, settlements and reserves during the Mission's Era of 1901 to 1967.

    Blending Western musical styles with Aboriginal song traditions, they are a reminder that the world’s oldest living culture is continually adapting and breathing. Jessie traveled the country to find this rare collection that shines a light in the corner of Australia's history. This digital series features songs from The Songs Back Home album.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and voices of people who have died.

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